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What does Tamar mean?

Tamar Pronunciation of Tamar [tamar] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and Tamar means "date palm". Tamar is an alternate spelling of Tamara (Hebrew): Russian transcription of Tamar.


17 related forms via Tamara: Tama, Tamarah, Tamarra, Tamary, Tamera, Tamma, Tammara, Tammi, Tammy, Tamora, Tamra, Tamrah, Tamryn, Thamar, Thamara, Thamarra and Thamera.

1 masculine form: Tamir.

Creative forms:
(female) Tafmar, Tomar, ..

(male) Taman, Tatar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tamar Alisson (T.A.), ..

How popular is Tamar?

Tamar is a very prominent first name for females (#1905 out of 4276, Top 45%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Tamar entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #1192 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tamar name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tamar outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Tamar are Tama, Tamara (#1332 from recent data), Tamera, Tammara, Tammi, Tammy and Tamra. These forms of Tamar were at the peak of their popularity 6 decades ago (median #690) and have become much less conventional since, with versions like Tammy becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tamar, Tama, Tamara, Tamera, Tammara in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tammi, Tammy, Tamra in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tamar and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Dagmar, Hagar, Hajar, Tada, Taima, Taimah, Taja, Tajah, Talma, Talmah, Tam, Tami, Tamie, Tana, Tara, Tarah, Taran, Tasa, Tava, Taya and Toma. These names tend to be less frequently used than Tamar.

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